Trump Era: Rep. Steve King Says Out Loud What Others in GOP...

Trump Era: Rep. Steve King Says Out Loud What Others in GOP Are Scared to Say

Rep. Steve King

Steve Bannon in the White House. Stephen Miller in the White House. So Why is This Surprising? Rep. Steve King (R-IA), wanted to make certain that everyone knew exactly what he meant when he inexplicably dove head first to support Dutch nationalist politician Geert Wilders.

Why did King even get involved in a conversation about a politician in the Natherlands? Because he agrees with him. Wilders has campaigned to stop “Islamisation of the Netherlands” — as he puts it.  And Wilders compared the Quran to Mein Kampf.

The bigger question is: With Bannon, Miller and the gang running around the White House, why is anyone shocked that King has re-ignited his views all of a sudden.

King has done this before.  He’s had a anti-immigrant focus for years and has defined Mexican immigrants as being linked to the drug trade and criminality in the same way Donald Trump did during the 2016 campaign.

Over the weekend, Congressman King, whose racism should be a shock to absolutely no one, tweets this:

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Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for and Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: Instagram: LVB325.